The starters for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game have been revealed, and for a second straight year, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James will serve as captain of the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively. That's practically where the similarities end.
The 2020 NBA All-Star unis.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 24, 2020
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Aside from James Harden in the West, and Joel Embiid and Kemba Walker in the East, the remaining five starting spots look a little different, thanks to two lottery picks from the 2018 Draft emerging to the head of the pack, and two blockbuster deals by the Lakers and Clippers that changed the landscape in L.A.
As is the custom every year with anything related to NBA All-Star selections, there will people who feel like someone was snubbed, and this year is no different.
Leading the discussion of snubs this year is Jimmy Butler, who is averaging 20.3 points per game, along with a career-best 7 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game for a Heat team that is currently second in the East. Since you would need to take one player out to make room for Butler, many have taken issue with Trae Young as a starter.
No Jimmy Butler in the starting East all stars lineup pic.twitter.com/1CQwRo3wff— Card Declined (@TheeMostWashed) January 24, 2020